Subject: White Lined Sphinx Moth?
April 21, 2017 11:47 pm
I believe this is a White Lined sphinx, based on pictures I saw, but if there is a species that looks similar to the White Lined, I’d be curious to know what this really is. I also posted this a while back:
You are correct that this is a Whitelined Sphinx. We doubt that it has displaced the Carolina Sphinx as the caterpillars have different food sources. Caterpillars of the Carolina Sphinx, known as Tobacco Hornworms, feed on the leaves of tomato and related plants. If no one is growing tomato plants near you, you will not have the adult moths nearby.